How I Slice: Slice of Life #sol19 14/31

This is my fifth year participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge, and this year, it’s different. Before, I carried a notebook and collected moments, fragments, words, ideas all day long. I sought slices everywhere. Pay attention, I admonished myself. Write that down. I worried so much that I wouldn’t be able to find…

Notebook Woes: Slice of Life #sol19 11/31

Today, I borrowed a SPARK from Paula Bourque who blogs at LitCoachLady and whose latest book, SPARK!, focuses on quickwrites in the elementary classroom. If you’re stuck for a writing idea, be sure to visit Paula’s blog where she is sharing a different prompt every day in March. Here’s today’s prompt: A simple quick write SPARK to…

Quotidian Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #3

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I am joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge in December. There’s always that day early in a new challenge where it’s late and you’re wrapping up your day and winding things down and then you suddenly remember you’ve committed to a challenge and so far,…

Traditional Haiku: Haiku-A-Day December Challenge #2

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I’m joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative in a daily haiku challenge for the month of December. Today, I did some reading about the differences between traditional and modern haiku and attempted to write a traditional haiku.  I focused on the seventeen syllable count as well as three elements of…